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7 Electronic Keyless Lock Myths You Should Ignore

There's no denying that the right electronic keyless lock can make your day-to-day much more convenient. Having the freedom to come and go without worrying about getting locked out is a major relief for many families and ditching the fear that someone may lose or steal a spare key cannot be...

6 Best Practices to Keep Your Electronic Lock As Safe and Secure as Possible

Smart home technology is quickly rising in popularity as homeowners choose products and devices that not only make day-to-day activities more convenient, but also give them peace of mind. When it comes to outfitting your home with this technology, it pays to understand the steps you should take to...

Mechanical Deadbolt vs. Electronic Lock: How to Choose

Choosing the right deadbolt lock requires more than picking out the best deal on the shelf. Take some time to consider your lifestyle and security needs to find the perfect fit for you. Here are a few pros and cons of mechanical and electronic locks to help you choose the most stylish and secure...

When Should You Re-key Your Exterior Deadbolts and Locks?

Re-keying your locks often requires a visit form a local locksmith which could prove to be more costly than replacing the locks altogether. It pays to understand when you should re-key your locks or opt for an upgrade. Here are four times you may consider re-keying your exterior deadbolts and locks...

Install Door Hardware With Ease With This Door Prep Checklist

Installing new door hardware is an easy project that any homeowner can take on. Whether you're a seasoned remodeler or just getting started at tackling these projects on your own, with a little prep work, you can update a whole home in no time. Follow this door prep checklist to make sure your...

15 Essential Skills for the New Homeowner

Purchasing a new home is an exciting time - especially for the first-time buyer - but can also be overwhelming. No matter if it's an older home, a brand new build or a recent flip, there will always be something you need to work on. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the cost of always hiring a...

How to Prep Your Front Door for Winter

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays and change in seasons, there are plenty of things to worry about as you wrap up the year. Don't let your front door be one of them. Here are five things you should consider doing before winter settles in. Farmhouse Exterior by Newtown Architects & Building...

7 Easy Ways to Start Building Your Smart Home

If you think you need to spend at least $1,000 to get started with Smart Home devices, you could be doing it wrong. There's no reason to buy a top of the line, fully-integrated home automation system that will leave you overwhelmed and broke. Instead, focus on the items you already use each day and...

3 Reasons You Should Consider a Keyless Deadbolt Lock

Mechanical deadbolts have been in use for almost a century. They were invented to create additional security beyond the standard door lock which became too easy for burglars to breach. The deadbolt has come a long way since it was first created with no shortage of options to suit a homeowner's...

9 Moments You Should Consider Replacing Your Door Hardware

Are you considering a home remodeling project? There's one simple detail that is often overlooked but actually makes a huge impact in the look and feel of your home: your door hardware. According to a recent survey conducted online by Hanley Wood, 41% of professional home builders and remodelers...

Home Security Check: 8 Steps You Should Take

Taking the time to survey your home at least once a year for home security vulnerabilities is a habit that all home owners should adopt. Take some time to ensure all locks, lights and sensors are working properly before an intruder takes advantage of an opportunity. Here are eight steps you can take...

5 Common Household Items That Could Work a Lot Smarter

Turning your home into a smart home is no longer a complicated, expensive endeavor meant only for the most technologically savvy. With advancement in technology and a focus on daily convenience, even the most common household items can work smarter and make your life easier. Here are five items you...

Easy Home Renovation Projects Under $500

Renovating your home is often a financial and emotionally taxing process that can take months of stress to complete. If you dread the thought of taking on another costly project, you are not alone. The good news is - not all remodeling projects need to cost a fortune to add more value to your home....

Top 3 Benefits of the Connected Home You Shouldn't Live Without

Smart home, home automation, connected home, internet of things ... there are many terms floating around to describe the ability of adding remote capabilities and monitoring to the home. It's no wonder consumers have a hard time deciding which products they need! If you're feeling overwhelmed by the...

Easy DIY Curb Appeal Projects You Can Be Proud Of

Curb Appeal - it's what your neighbors see daily, what your guests see first, what helps sell your home to potential buyers and what welcomes you home from a long day at the office. During DIY season, Curb Appeal projects are among the professionals' favorites. They are often quick, easy and can be...

Say Goodbye to Winter with this Interior Spring Cleaning Checklist

As spring works its way to life, it's time to get rid of winter's evidence and give your home a light, clean feeling. For some, Mother Nature may not be sure which season she wants to stick with so we put this interior checklist together to help you tackle little updates while you're still stuck...

Are Keyless Electronic Locks Right For You?

Imagine a world where you can leave your home for a run and never worry about hiding a key where - hopefully - no one will see. Or imagine never locking yourself out of the house or worrying that you might lose a spare. That's the world many keyless lock owners live in. Here at Schlage, we offer a...

Brass - Is It In or Out: Schlage Hosts Home Décor Debate with Leading Design Experts

CARMEL, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schlage, a brand that bridges the gap between security and design in decorative door hardware and locks, has cemented its role as a category leader by bringing together today’s most influential home décor and design opinion makers in a virtual debate focused on a hot...

How to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal for less than $100

Every homeowner wants their house to look as good as possible, and with spring upon us and summer rapidly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your curb appeal. Home improvements can be large, costly projects, but they don’t have to be. You can easily add some style – and value – to...

New Nexia™ Home Intelligence Enhancements Released 4.9.13

Nexia™ Home Intelligence is founded on the idea that life is about mobility, simplicity and the ability to run your home from wherever. We’re always looking for ways to improve this innovative home automation platform, and we do that by going straight to the experts: users like you. Your input helps...